<<December 15, 1999>>

Dr. Ihor Bogdan Katerniak <ik@litech.net>

Mykola B. Tomyn, Dr. <tomyn@lim.lviv.ua>

Dr. Alexander Saban <saban@uar.net>

Ms. Oksana Majdan <oksana@kyiv.irex.org>

Emilie Dickson <edickson@irex.org>

Melissa Mooza <mmooza@irex.org>

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP <daj@utk.edu>

Docent Antti Kasvio <ttanka@poph.uta.fi>

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor <tapio.varis@uta.fi>

Dr. Paul Lefrere <p.lefrere@open.ac.uk>

Dr. Gilles Seguin <gilles.seguin@dfait-maeci.gc.ca>
 
 

Dear Ihor:
==========

(1)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2)  I confirmed Item 1 of your msg with Emilie Dickson this morning.

     She suggested that, in order to bring your Ukranian colleagues (i.e.,
     Mykola B. Tomyn, Alexander Saban, and others) to the workshop at the
     Open University in UK, you submit your application for the Small Grants
     for Partnership Development Program which application form will be
     available on January 3rd, 2000 and its deadline is February 1st.

          You may consider to invite me and Tapio (and if possible, Antti
          and Paul, too) to Ukraine with this Targeted Exchanges Program
          grant program or Small Grants for Partnership Development Program
          of IREX so that we can configure well our planned
          workshop/conference in Ukraine in 2001.

(3)  Referring to Item 2 of your msg, ATTACHMENT II is my draft letter of
     support.  Pls feel free to suggest me any changes.  I assumed that you
     will write the portions in your additional information (which I did not
     include in my letter) into your application to IREX.  Pls let me know
     how this letter is to be sent to you -- only in email format? or do you
     need in hard copy format?

     Dear Antti, Tapio and Paul:
     ===========================

     Pls write Ihor a similar support letter.

          Dear Antti and Tapio:
          =====================

          Ihor often complains that his msgs to you bounced back.  Pls check
          with your sysop if there is any trouble on the line connection
          with Ukraine.

Dear Kim and David:
===================

(4)  Pls write Ihor a similar support letter, in the case when he receives
     the travel grant from the IREX and he visits your schools -- you met him
     at our Tampere event last August.

     Dear David:
     ===========

     I suggest that you inform the above to your Bulgarian colleague so that
     they can follow Ihor's suit and also attend our workshop at the Open
     University in the UK.

Dear Ihor:
==========

(5)  When Kim, David and I visited IREX in Washington, DC on 10/19th, we were
     told that IREX was preparing to submit their grant application to the
     USIA's  Distance Learning for Business Management in Ukraine" program.

     I reported this to you and you sent me your reply (ATTACHMENT III).

     After coming back from Fiji on 12/4th, I inquired IREX if they could
     include your institution, but IREX people told me that they decided not
     to apply for the USIA program.

     When I will meet Dr. Gilles Seguin at our mtg at the Pan American Health
     Organization (PAHO) on 12/20th, I will ask him if he can help you on
     this matter -- as my previous msg said to you, Canadian government
     helped to establish the Ukrainian domestic Internet networks.

     Good luck to your applications to IREX!!

Best, Tak
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                          ATTACHMENT I

Subject: Fwd: Your application and letters of support
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 18:31:13 +0200
From: Ihor Katernyak <ik@litech.net>
To: Paul Lefrere <P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk>,
     "Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D." <utsumi@columbia.edu>

Dear Tak and Paul,

1. As you can understand from the Kyiv IREX office letter (see below) their
IREX Targeted Exchanges Program program/grant is an individual stage of
IREX Consortium so you can not write in the application that you will bring
other Ukrainian specialists (besides you) to the conference outside of
Ukraine because this potential grant anticipates just travels of the
grantee".
2. Can I ask you to send me a LETTER(S) OF SUPPORT FROM HOST
INSTITUTION(S) (UK and USA) indicating why proposed activities are needed:
List name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of the person(s)
writing the letter(s) of support.
Some helpful information is attached to this letter.

Thanks for cooperation,

Ihor

Address:
Technology Promotion Center
Lviv Institute of Management
57 Chornovil Ave.,
Lviv, Ukraine, 79601
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>X-Sender: oksana@kyiv.irex.org
>Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 11:10:37 +0200
>To: ik@litech.net
>From: Oksana Maydan <oksana@kyiv.irex.org>
>Subject: Your application
>
>Pryvit Ihor:
>
>I looked through your application for our Targeted Exchanges Program. I am
>not an expert but for me it lookes fine. Just several things you should pay
>attention to are: 1) this is an individual stage of IREX Consortium so you
>can not write in the application that you will bring other Ukrainian
>specialists (besides you) to the conference outside of Ukraine because this
>potential grant anticipates just travels of the grantee; 2) I think it is
>worth mentioning that you together with LIM participated in the
>Institutional Partnerships Project - I guess that would be even more
>efficient then Community Connection you've mentioned.
>
>Waiting for your application by January 14, 2000.
>
>Best,
>Oksana
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To Whom It May Concern:
I'm pleased to support "Distance learning development in business and
project management" research project of Dr. Katernyak, director of the
Technology Promotion Center of Lviv Institute of Management, Ukraine.
Slow change of economic system in Ukraine is partially explained by a lack
of professionals with market-oriented thinking. There is a keen need for a
sustained, countrywide system for distance learning through INTERNET with
goals to make education more efficient, accessible, and interactive and
maybe fun. The goal is to provide new models for distance learning not only
to residents of Ukraine but to people all over the Eastern Europe. Thus, the
potential in this area is great, including :
- all students and teachers would be willing to utilize new technology in
 teaching and studying to a greater extent (to provide students with easily
updatable courses, interactive lectures, counseling on learning needs,
on-line tutoring, evaluation and certification, libraries of multimedia contents);
- re-training for the unemployed who need to change their specialization and
get new forms of knowledge and skills (many unemployed individuals are
highly-qualified specialists having Ph.D. degree);
- lifelong learning  continuous in-service training. Particularly small and
medium-sized enterprises have a need for external offers of further training
tailored to the requirements of the company.

The first actual step for leaded by Ihor Katernyak Ukrainian Business,
 Magical and Telecommunication Coalition  in Global University System (GUS)
was the participation and presentation in videoconference on NEW TECHNOLOGIES
AND DISTANCE EDUCATION from Manaus, Brazil (October 21, 1998).
It was an extraordinary historical event; with panelists located from Tokyo,
Japan to Lviv, Ukraine, spanning almost 18 time zones. On the International
Conference on Emerging Global Electronic Distance Learning 99 (Tampere,
Finland, August 9-13, 1999), after his  successful presentation of the
conception of the distance learning development in Ukraine, the decision was
made to expand GUS in Ukraine, and the European workgroup (Open University
/UK, Temper University /Finland and others) was generated for the distance
learning pilot project development in Ukraine.
Partner Organization (the name of organization)  is interested in
cooperation with Dr. Katernyak in the research project on the  establishing
and  expanding  distance learning programs in business and project
management at the LIM  and  Partners organization  throughout Ukraine.

Partner Organization (the name of organization)   will help him:
to make research on the demand and find not traditional but appropriate new
ways for business and management education development;
to  acquire skills in the administration of distance learning programs, in
teaching technologies and in Web-learning course design.
to conduct research and analysis of education environments, existing methods
of distance learning and technical possibilities;
to study a on country feasibility, design of infra- and administrative
 structure, select and adapt of courseware, etc.
to adaptation of existing materials and design of new materials for distance
learning in Project Management.

Partner Organization will invite him to take part in workshops on distance
learning development (for example: Open University, UK May 1999. We are
suggest to have a small workshop at Open University with  purpose  to
prepare workshop/conference on Emerging Global Electronic Distance
 learning/2001 in Ukraine, and if possible, to construct more detailed plan
for Europe Group, e.g., feasibility study, design of infra- and
 administrative structure, selection of courseware, etc. Expected results:
 a. Outline of programs of the workshop/conference in 2001 in Ukraine, b.
 Fund raising proposal for your workshop/conference in 2001, c. Detailed
 pilot project  proposal of Europe Group for major funding. )

The end product will be research report and collaborative proposals for
 Distance Learning Development in Ukraine, particularly for Project
 Management courses. It is necessary to consolidate all professionals at the
highest standards of education that may be defined and achieved in the third
millennium and to assist universities, schools and businesses in using
multimedia, telecommunications networking technologies to enhance their
programs and services in Web based virtual learning environment.

Name, position,  address, phone number, and e-mail address of the person(s)
writing the letter(s) of support.
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                         ATTACHMENT II
 
December 14, 1999

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter supports Dr. Katernyak's application to the Targeted Exchanges
Program of the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX).

He is the director of the Technology Promotion Center of Lviv Institute of
Management in Ukraine and conducts the "Distance learning development in
business and project management" research project which we also strongly support.

In his country, there is a keen need for a sustained, countrywide system for
distance learning through Internet which will make education more efficient,
accessible, and interactive.  His effort is to establish new models for
distance learning not only to residents of Ukraine but also to people in many
other countries in Eastern European region.

Because we foresee that substantial social benefits will be brought by his
effort in those countries, we invited him and his colleagues to participate in
our "Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" videoconferencing on  New Technologies and
Distance Education" from Manaus, Brazil (October 21, 1998) -- see more in our
web at <http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS>.  It was an extraordinary historical
event with panelists located from Tokyo, Japan to Lviv, Ukraine, spanning
almost 18 time zones.  His team demonstrated the cutting-edge audio/video
streaming technology via Internet to those Amazonians in the middle of jungle.
We subsequently invited him and his colleague to participate in our
International Workshop and Conference on  Emerging Global Electronic Distance
Learning/99" (Tampere, Finland, August 9-13, 1999), where they made excellent
presentations with CD-ROM on the development of distance learning in Ukraine --
see more in <http://www.uta.fi/EGEDL>.

Based on their solid track record, we chose Ukraine as the first targeted
country for the operation of the European Regional Group of our Global
University System (GUS) to establish global distance learning system with
global broadband Internet. The other partner members of this European Group
are the University of Tampere in Finland, Open University of the UK, member
universities of the Distance Education Network of the European Association for
International Education in Finland, etc. The other regional groups are in the
Asia/Pacific (including Pakistan and the South Pacific), North, Central and South
America, and Africa.

We now plan to have a small workshop at the Open University in May, 2000
(though the date is not definite yet) to prepare a workshop/conference on
"Emerging Global Electronic Distance Learning/2001" in Ukraine, and if
possible, to construct a more detailed plan for European Group operation, e.g.,
feasibility study, design of infra- and administrative structure, selection of
courseware, etc. Expected results will be (a) Outline of programs of the
workshop/conference, (b) Fund raising proposal for the workshop/conference,
(c) Detailed pilot project proposal of the European Group for major funding.
As the person responsible for our Ukraine operation, we definitely want to have
Dr. Katernyak (and if possible, his colleagues, too) at this workshop at the Open
University, and we hope for IREX's generous support of his travel grant application.

In my capacity as Vice President for Technology and Coordination of the
GUS, I am also requesting our colleagues at various educational institutions
in the US and Canada who are partners of our GUS, to entertain his visits
after the workshop at the Open University in the UK. I am sure that Dr.
Katernyak will effectively utilize the IREX's travel grant for the substantial
benefit of his and other nearby countries.

Sincerely yours,

Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.
Vice President for Technology and Coordination
Global University System
43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A.
Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email)
Email: utsumi@columbia.edu
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                         ATTACHMENT III

Date: Sun, 07 Nov 1999 09:04:30 +0200
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
From: Ihor Katerniak <ik@litech.net>
Subject: Re: USIA project for DL.
Cc: reno@kyiv.irex.org, oksana@kyiv.irex.org

Dear Tak,
It was a pleasure to hear that IREX had got interested in the idea of Distance
Learning, in Business Management in particular. In August/September last year
I brought that idea to IREXs Kyiv office. A work group was created, which
included the former (Dianna Dergak) and the present director (Bob Reno) of the
Kyiv office and some of their employees. The main attention then was paid to
the application of distance learning technologies in the social area for their
alumni. In February 1999 IREX held a seminar in Distance Learning, where our
technical expert Alexander Saban participated and made a speech on the
technologies of videoconferencing assimilated by us during our well-known
conference in October 1998 together with our colleagues from Brazil. I also
made a presentation of our project and WEB in IREX to the director of the Kyiv
office and to his expert before our trip to Finland. We were discussing the
preconditions for the Distance Learning development in Ukraine. In my opinion,
we have established friendly relations and we should continue collaborating.
In particular, the basis of such collaboration can be formed by the teaching
materials elaborated and developed within the Institutional Partnership
Project (coordinated by IREX) between Philadelphia UCSC and LIM, which I use
now successfully while teaching at Kyiv and Lviv Institutes of Management
(Innovation Management). The Technology Promotion Center also created within
this Project has mastered the technologies of development or use of the
existing (WebCT) communication platforms and has experience in designing the
courses for DL and in applying the technologies of videoconferences.
With best wishes.
Ihor.
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                         ATTACHMENT IV

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 20:02:52 +0300
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
From: Ihor Katerniak <ik@litech.net>
Subject: Re: Fwd: IREX Consortium for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Cc: Paul Lefrere <P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk>, Tapio Varis <tapio.varis@uta.fi>

Dear Tak, Paul and Tapio.
I had meeting in IREX Kyiv representative office with Oksana Majdan hour
ago. She is administrator of the Targeted Exchanges Program for Ukraine. We
are keeping a friendly relationship from our last "Institutions
partnership" project with UCSC (Philadelphia) which was administrated by
her too. She strongly recommended me to take part in this program with
purpose to develop spacial course or international program, to promote
distance learning or other new learning technologies. I should have a
recommendation support from US or European universities. Due date for
application is January 14,2000. Grants will not exceed $10000 and may be
conducted between April and December 2000 for individual.
The regulations for another two programs (The Small Grants for Partnership
Development Program and The Information Resources and Dissemination
Program) is not existing right now but main idea is exchange information
and cultivate new partnership linkages between universities. And the last
stage project will be oriented on installation these courses in the main
Ukrainian servers (for example- LIM server) and dissemination new curricula
over the Internet. I will ask my colleges from our coalitions to take part
in this program for developing other DL courses too. It will be chance to
co-teach, attend seminars, workshops, conference and make a short research
projects in US, Europe or Eurasia.

I understood same program will open and for US and West European University
professors or administrators. They may provide guest lecture; co-teach;
take part in conferences and collaborative workshop; provide consultation
to LIM in curriculum development, distance learning and administration.

I'm looking for your comments,
Ihor
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                      List of Distribution
 
Dr. Ihor Bogdan Katerniak
Director
Lviv Institute of Management-LIM
Technology Promotion Center
57 V.Chornovil Ave.
Lviv  79058  Ukraine
Tel: +380-322-52 2681
Fax: +380 322-52 2682
Fax: +380-322-52 4463
ik@litech.net
tpc@lim.lviv.ua
http://www.lim.lviv.ua/
http://www.uar.net/conference/
http://www.lim.lviv.ua/english/de/

Mykola B. Tomyn, Dr.
Information Manager
Technology Promotion Center
Lviv Institute of Management
57, 700-ritcha Lvova Str., Room 706
Lviv, 290601
UKRAINE
Tel: +380-322-52 26 81
Fax: +380-322-52 44 63
tomyn@lim.lviv.ua
http://www.lim.lviv.ua/

Dr. Alexander Saban
Experts
A Business, Medical, and Telecommunication Coalition in Ukraine
Manager,
Ukrainian Academic and Research Network UARNet
Institute for Condensed Matter Physics
Leviv Medical University
1 Svientsitskii Str.,
Lviv, Ukraine
tel/fax +380 322 768405
e-mail saban@uar.net

Ms. Oksana Majdan
Administrator of the Targeted Exchanges Program for Ukraine
oksana@kyiv.irex.org

Emilie Dickson
Program Officer
Targeted Exchanges Program
The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
1616 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20006
202-628-8188
Fax: (202) 628-8189
edickson@irex.org
http://www.irex.org/programs/chss/chss-app.htm

Melissa Mooza
Program Officer
Small Grants for Partnership Development Program
Partnerships & Training Division
The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
1616 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20006
202-628-8188
Fax: (202) 628-9818
mmooza@irex.org
http://www.irex.org

Kimberly K. Obbink
Director
Burns Telecommunications Center
128 EPS Building,
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
USA
Tel: +1-406-994 6550
Fax: +1-406-994 7856
kobbink@montana.edu
http://btc.montana.edu

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor of School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tenneseee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4051
USA
Tel: +1-423-974 5227
Fax: +1-423-974 5229
daj@utk.edu
http://web.utk.edu/~djohnutk/

Docent Antti Kasvio
Research Director
Information Society Research Centre
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
FINLAND
Tel: +358-3-215 7633
Tel: +358 40 5551362
Fax: +358-3-215 7932
ttanka@poph.uta.fi

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Acting President, Global University System
Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland
Professor and Chair
Media Culture and Communication Education
Hypermedia laboratory
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
FINLAND
Tel: +358-3-215 6110
GSM: +358-50-567-9833
Fax: +358-3-215 7503
tapio.varis@uta.fi
http://www.uta.fi/~titava

Dr. Paul Lefrere
Senior Lecturer
Institute of Educational Technology
Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44-1-908 65 33 88
Fax: +44-1-908 67 28 02
p.lefrere@open.ac.uk
http://www-iet.open.ac.uk/

Dr. Gilles Seguin
Senior Education Marketing Strategist
Education Marketing Unit (ACET)
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2
(613) 992-6289
FAX (613) 995-3238
gilles.seguin@dfait-maeci.gc.ca
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/culture/educationmarketing/menu-e.htm
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* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA                  *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education  *
* Founder of CAADE                                                   *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education)      *
* President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of     *
*   Global University System (GUS)                                   *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A.               *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
* Email: utsumi@columbia.edu;  Tax Exempt ID: 11-2999676             *
* http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/                                   *
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